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Taking a trip to the Caribbean is the perfect chance for your beach fantasy to meet reality. It’s among the most affordable destinations in the world for Americans to visit and is a haven for affordable and convenient all-inclusive resorts. Whether you’re revisiting an old classic or trying something new, you’ll find what you’re looking for on a budget in these all-inclusive Caribbean resorts.
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First on our list is a family-friendly Caribbean all-inclusive resort, the Riu Negril Hotel, located on Bloody Bay in the Negril region of Jamaica. Enjoy spacious rooms and a full offering of activities, including a fully equipped gym, sauna, tennis courts, windsurfing, sailboats, snorkeling as well as multiple restaurants, two swimming pools, and a separate children’s pool. There’s even a complete daytime entertainment program for children at the resort. This is a great beachfront resort for people looking to relax and treat themselves to good eats and a couple of spa treatments. If you’d rather explore than relax, Riu Negril can hook you up with excursions to thermal springs, endemic bird areas, bat caves, cycling tours, and golf courses.
Built on 40 acres along the beautiful western coast, Starfish Jolly Beach Resort is a top getaway in Antigua for both couples and families. Should you tire of the mile-long white sand beach, just visit one of the resort’s multiple pools, restaurants and bars. Stay in shape by grabbing a kayak or heading over to the tennis court or cricket field. Parents will appreciate the planned resort activities for kids, and there’s even a teen club with video games, sports lessons, and movie nights. Jolly also specializes in wedding packages with spa services and a honeymoon bonus to make your special day even more memorable.
This resort was built on one of the Dominican Republic’s most sought-after locations, thanks to its dream-like beaches and bright turquoise waters. One of the best resorts with swim-up bars in Punta Cana, Occidental Caribe has a game room with pool, ping pong and more. There is a water play area to entertain the little ones, and a trapeze and rock climbing area for kids that are a little older. Between the lush gardens spread across the resort and the ocean views, you’ll be in awe of the resort’s natural decor.
Situated along the beachfront on Nassau Harbor, Warwick Paradise Island offers the standard array of all-inclusive services, including unlimited house drinks, three full daily meals, and daily and nightly entertainment. This resort has multiple restaurants on site. There’s not a bad room in the resort since each one of them has a view of either the ocean, harbor, or pool. The Paradise Island Golf Course is just a mile from the resort, and the ferry terminal is just a five-minute walk. The resort is well known for its water sports center, which specializes in snorkeling and scuba diving. Stock up on gear in the lobby dive shop and head out for an unforgettable ocean adventure.
A top kid-friendly resort in Punta Cana, The Majestic Colonial boasts multiple unique restaurants and trendy bars. Music lovers will enjoy nightly music at the plaza bar, live piano music at the lobby bar, and free access to the discotheque. Nature lovers will enjoy the natural parks nearby, including Los Haitises, Saona Island, and Catalina Island. The Majestic Colonial has been a popular destination for weddings and honeymoons as well. If you need some help pulling it all together, take advantage of the resort’s specialized wedding planner, spa services and tropical flower arrangement preparation.